White Lilac & Rhubarb Charity Candle* (£42) | from Jo Malone
a candle with a conscience
The scent of rhubarb is such an instantly recognisable and wholeheartedly British scent it always remind me of that bubbling sweet crumble in the oven or those sugar-dusted boiled sweets, half rhubarb half custard, from the old fashioned sweet shop. Take that tart, vibrant scent of rhubarb and lace it with the powdery aroma of white lilac and sensual rose and you are in for a divine treat. Jo Malone have discovered this gorgeous unison of scents and have created a limited edition candle which will calmly carry you away to an English garden at the start of Summer.
The tranquility and escapism that a garden can offer is undeniable; the limitless green space, colourful flowers and natural surroundings are wonderfully powerful at creating solace and hope, especially to those living in deprived and vulnerable situations. Jo Malone have been known supporters of community garden projects, here and in America, for many years now – donating funds and volunteering help to revitalising green areas into peaceful sanctuaries for those suffering from mental or physical illness. So far Jo Malone have supported such developments in London, Edinburgh, New York, Dallas, Liverpool and Bristol with the latest transformation, the Art Garden in Manchester, being created as we speak. To continue raising funds for these charities Jo Malone are donating the full RRP of each White Lilac & Rhubarb candle sold to carry on helping these amazing causes do such a brilliant job, caring for the gardens as well as cultivating new ones.
As the weather is getting warmer there is nothing I love more than sitting outside, on my lunch break or on a balmy evening, and simply enjoying the scents and the sounds. A garden is so tranquil, so relaxing so I think this is such a great charity project to get behind and support. And for those days when the weather isn’t quite so appealing simply snuggle up and light the White Lilac & Rhubarb candle and within seconds you will feel like you are wandering through your very own English country garden.